More than 20 packages, ranging from a beautiful mineral to a ski package at Wachusett Mountain in Massachusetts, are available for bidding now at the SEE Education Foundation Online Auction.

The money raised will benefit the ISEE Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to college students pursuing a technical, undergraduate, masters or doctorate degree in fields related to the commercial explosives industries. To date, the SEE Foundation Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $662,000 to nearly 500 students.

Bidding will close Jan. 28, 2020, during the Grand Finale Gala at the 46th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique held in Denver, Colo. Visit the online auction to start your bidding today. And check back often as new packages become available.

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Complimentary English to Spanish translation services will be available onsite Monday through Wednesday for the technical sessions and keynote presentation, a new service provided for the 46th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique.

Spanish Translation Schedule Snapshot

Monday, Jan. 27
8 - 9 a.m.: Keynote/Opening Session
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Technical Sessions

Tuesday, Jan. 28
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Technical Sessions

Wednesday, Jan. 29
8 a.m. - Noon: Technical Sessions

The 46th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique will be held Jan. 26-29, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo.

Visit https://www.isee.org/conferences/2020-conference/schedule to see the entire conference schedule.

Get ready for the 46th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique by downloading the official mobile app to help you maximize your time at the event. Download the ISEE 2020 mobile app to view the complete schedule and add your favorite exhibitors and sessions to the personalized planner for convenient on-the-go access before and during the conference.

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We're now accepting video submissions for the Blasters R Us Video Round Up. Submit your 5 to 7 minute video today, and be part of the wildly popular showing during the Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique.

To get started, download a submission form and submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Once your form has been processed, you will receive a link to upload your video. The round up will take place during the 46th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique held this year in Denver, Colo.

The deadline to submit your video is Wednesday, Jan. 1. Submit yours today.

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All professionals possess some measure of expertise. Not only is expertise useful, it’s usually necessary to do the job and generally viewed as a good thing.

But what if there’s an issue with expertise? Is expertise always a good thing?

During the 46th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique keynote presentation, Forensic Structural Engineer Sean Brady, Ph.D., will discuss how expertise has limitations when applied outside normal areas of application, and how these limitations typically won’t be evident to the individual applying the expertise.

He will also talk about how it’s even likely that an individual will continue to apply their expertise in situations where evidence suggests the application of the expertise is inappropriate.

To explore these issues, Brady will examine the behavior of a group of U.S. firefighters fighting a 1949 wildfire in Mann Gulch. He will look at psychological studies that examine the concept of Priming and will discuss how baseball can help unravel why expertise sometimes lets us down.

Brady will speak at 8 a.m. Jan. 27, 2020, at the 46th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Technique in Denver, Colo.

About Sean Brady
Sean Brady, Ph.D., is a forensic structural engineer who specializes in identifying the cause of defects and failures in the construction and engineering sectors.

He has acted as an independent expert in numerous proceedings involving a wide range of constructed facilities, including stadia, bridges, wharves, tall buildings, large basements, petroleum storage vessels and mining structures. He is a director of the Society of Construction Law Australia, and a member of the Singapore International Mediation Centre’s Panel of Experts.

Brady also has an interest in the causes of failure in general, particularly the role played by human factors, and he has recently completed a review into the causes of fatalities in the Queensland mining industry over the past 20 years.

Brady contributes to the specialty of forensics through journal papers and articles, as well as delivering conference keynote presentations. He is also a visiting lecturer at a number of universities.

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